Pope de­frocks 2 Chilean bish­ops

The Asian Age - - World -

Vat­i­can City: Pope Fran­cis has de­frocked two Chilean bish­ops for the al­leged sex­ual abuse of mi­nors, the Vat­i­can said in a state­ment on Satur­day af­ter a meet­ing be­tween the pon­tiff and the pres­i­dent of Chile. The de­ci­sion to ex­pel for­mer arch­bishop Fran­cisco Jose Cox Huneeus and for­mer bishop Marco An­to­nio Or­denes Fer­nan­dez — the lat­est heads to roll in a coun­try hit hard by the cleric abuse — could not be ap­pealed, it said.

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